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February 05 2016 @ 02:44 pm
Outlander 2 broadcast date announced -- for Australia  
As seen on Twitter today, season 2 of Outlander will begin airing in Australia on April 25.

It used to be that there would be an often significant gap (weeks, sometimes months) between when a US show aired in North America and when it would start airing in other jurisdictions, e.g. the UK and Australia. However, due to the rise of torrent sites, networks finally clued in that they couldn't afford huge gaps like that because fans would just torrent the show after it had aired in the US, so the gap is now usually much shorter. Episodes of major programs such as Game of Thrones and The Walking Dead now usually air in the UK the day after they are broadcast in the US.

So if the gap between the Aussie air date for Outlander and the US air date is fairly short, this could mean that Outlander might start airing in the US on April 23, or maybe only one week earlier than that, e.g. the 16th. Australia is getting Game of Thrones only one day later than North America is, so this might point to a mid- to late April premiere here in North America.
 
 
 
Jill aka Josireesanwar on February 5th, 2016 09:02 pm (UTC)
Sound reasoning. I think this means we are going to have an airdate soon and it will likely be shortly before Australia's. Thanks for sharing this!
Jo Ann: Rob: Approves thumbs upyeuxdebleu on February 6th, 2016 05:10 am (UTC)
However, due to the rise of torrent sites, networks finally clued in that they couldn't afford huge gaps like that because fans would just torrent the show after it had aired in the US, so the gap is now usually much shorter.

TV executives are so slow to catch up with current trends. It's ridiculous.

Australia is getting Game of Thrones only one day later than North America is...

Game of Thrones is a good example of how smart the people are at HBO. GOT was the most illegally streamed TV show ever and HBO did something about it, as you can see.
siobhan63siobhan63 on February 6th, 2016 12:56 pm (UTC)
It's still the most torrented show. I torrent it (and Outlander and 80% of what I watch) because we don't get HBO (or Starz) and I don't want to wait 8-12 months until the DVD set comes out.
Jo Ann: Elijah Scared youngyeuxdebleu on February 7th, 2016 03:30 am (UTC)
I would love to use torrents, but I'm too spooked now. The first time I did, since getting the Internet in 2004, was to download an episode of a TV show and I got a slew of viruses that took three people and ten days to clear up. I thought for sure we were going to have to reinstall the operating system, but hubby pulled me through.

I don't ever want to go through that again so no torrents for me.